Life-Threatening Complications Following Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Renal Biopsy: a Rare Case Report

  • Yuan-Hung Lo
  • Po-Jen Hsiao
  • Szu-Han Chiu
  • Kun-Lin Wu
  • Che-Fu Chang
  • Jenq-Shyong Chan
  • Jin-Shuen Chen

Abstract

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous renal biopsy has been a basic tool for the diagnosis of kidney disease, but minor and major complications cannot be completely avoided. Major complications including gross hematuria, renal hematoma and arteriovenous fistula, and usually develop within 24 hours after renal biopsy.


We present an educational case of female having major bleeding complications after renal biopsy with unusual clinical courses. The patient developed hypovolemic shock at 48 hours after renal biopsy along with perirenal hematoma and hemothorax.  


The case highlight the need to remain the major complications in mind for physicians.


Key words: Hemothorax, renal biopsy.

Published
Mar 5, 2017
How to Cite
LO, Yuan-Hung et al. Life-Threatening Complications Following Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Renal Biopsy: a Rare Case Report. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, mar. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2381>. Date accessed: 26 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2292.
Section
Nephrology